I don't know what my favourite era of anime is. Probably either 1985-1995, though at times I think I might prefer 1995-2005. I consciously avoid most post-2010 anime save for standouts and movie releases. I still think "japanimation" is the superior term. I like the fun, action-packed anime set in highschools too, but I wish the sliver of the industry's creatives who want to make more than that got more chances to make stuff like Angel's Egg or Jin-Roh or A Tree Of Palme. I've been watching anime since 1995 (Sailor Moon), but was too young to really understand what anime was until years later. Eventually started seeking out anime deliberately in 2010.
I don't think I've ever read a useful user review on this site, no offense. I'm generally pretty skeptical of the way western anime fans consume anime too: stuff like "you should watch the entire show to rate it/have an opinion on it, even if you don't like it;" or the gamifying mentality that drives some to watch anime at 1.25x speed to cram as much watch time onto their lists; and a bunch of other weird behaviours that betray almost a hatred of artistic qualities sometimes.
I use the "dropped" category more as a way to mark and remember which shows I can't or won't watch, particularly DVD/Blu-ray-exclusive specials and shorts in series that I don't care about (ugh, picture dramas, how I loathe you). As of Dec 2021, I stopped rating entries with a total duration shorter than 10 minutes; unless they're related to a proper anime series that I've seen like Pokemon, Inuyasha, or whatever.